Friday, October 3, 2008

FamilySearch Record Search Update: 29 Million New Records Added

FamilySearch released this message earlier this week.

29 Million More Records Added to Record Search Pilot

02 October 2008

Over 29 million names or record images were added this week to FamilySearch’s Record Search pilot. Significant data was published from 2 indexing projects (1860 and 1870 U.S. Censuses), 3 digital image collections (Vermont Probate Files, Quebec Parish Registers, and Cheshire Church Records), and 3 enhanced vital record index collections (Mexico and Germany Baptisms).

The entire collection can be searched for free directly online at http://pilot.familysearch.org or through the Search Records feature at FamilySearch.org.

Following is a chart of the new data added the week of September 29, 2008.

Collection Name

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

1860 US Census

7,015,614

7,015,614

Updated – Illinois reworked; added 22 New states with image links to Footnote.com

1870 US Census

3,308,819

Updated - 3 new states (MA,NJ,MS)

Vermont Probate Files

205,527

New

Quebec Parish Registers

1,361,289

New

Cheshire Church Records

698,970

New

Mexico Baptisms

17,038,268 New, 19,682,189 reloaded

N/A

Updated - reworked to improve search experience with surnames, dates, etc.

Germany Baptisms

20,626,866 reloaded

N/A

Updated - reworked to improve search experience with surnames, dates, etc.

Germany Marriages

4,439,954 reloaded

N/A

Updated - reworked to improve search experience with surnames, dates, etc.

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